Winners of signed Rushdies!

The answers to the "Signed Salman Rushdie" competition were Lewis Shiner (remember, we should all be reading him....) and Ptosis. 

The lucky winners are Therese Granlund and Johan Anglemark! Congratulations! Get in touch for desired ink.

Pondering the Bookers


I've been reading nothing but Booker nominees for the last 8 weeks. I managed to read 8 of the 13 nominees and was lucky enough to finish the entire shortlist. It's been an interesting journey into many different worlds; from suburban Australia to a prison garden shed in Canada; from revolutionary America to jewish life in modern London; from the end of Jamaican slavery to airport bars at Gatwick; from backpacking in Lesotho to Egyptian grave excavations in the 1920s... Amazing how much thought has gone into all these works of fiction.

New Competition! Signed Salman Rushdie!

We are running a competition on our Facebook page. Price is a signed copy of Luka and the Fire of Life - signed by the very man himself.

Mario Vargas Llosa - The Nobel Prize in Literature 2010

Mario Vargas LlosaThe Nobel Prize in Literature 2010 was awarded to Mario Vargas Llosa "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat".

Mario Vargas Llosa - in the bookshop

Jan's Summer Reading


What I've been reading...


Next weekend the Uppsala shop is moving!


We have been in our current location for almost 9 years and have now outgrown them. Sales are excellent (thanks guys!) so we feel this is now the right move for us.

But don't worry! We're not moving far, the new place is 25 meters west of the old one; it's actually in the same building but on the corner. Bigger, better, but just as nice.

The actual move will happen during next weekend, most of it during the Saturday. A lot of you have been kind enough to offer to come help out, which is really amazing of you. We do have the best customers. If you do want to help out, let us know beforehand so we can plan for food and such.

So, wish us good luck and we rely on your forebearance as the start-up will undoubtedly be a bit messy.

Jan, Christer & minions

New in SF & Fantasy – 9 March 2018

Laini Taylor
Strange the Dreamer
Doctor Who: The Day She Saved the Doctor – Four Stories from the TARDIS
Yaba Badoe
A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars
David Weber
A Call to Vengeance (Manticore Ascendant #3)
Tristan Palmgren
Paolo Bacigalupi
The Tangled Lands

New in Fiction – 1 Feb 2018

Jon McGregor
Reservoir 13
Ahmed Saadawi
Frankenstein in Baghdad
Jojo Moyes
Still Me
Trade Paperback
Gail Honeyman
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Jenny Colgan
The Endless Beach
Joanna Cannon
Three Things About Elsie
Trade Paperback

New in Sci-Fi - 1 Feb 2018

Douglas Adams
Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet
Pierce Brown
Iron Gold (Red Rising #4)
Trade Paperback
Ian McDonald
Luna: Wolf Moon (# 2)

Hot & New – 15 Dec 2017

Agatha Christie
Murder on the Orient Express and other Hercule Poirot Mysteries
Isabel Allende
In the Midst of Winter
Philip Wilkinson
Phantom Architecture
Gayle Forman
Leave Me
Jerry Scott
What Was That All About? 20 Years of Our Favorite Zits Strips and Stories
David Weber
Shadow of Victory (Honor Harrington #14)

Stina recommends – 29 Nov 2017

Katherine Webb
The Hiding Places
Stephanie Garber
Kat Howard
Roses and Rot
Trade Paperback

Hot & New this week – 24 Nov 2017

Christopher Hitchens
Last Interview: And Other Conversations
Walter Isaacson
Leonardo Da Vinci
J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stane (Scots)
Gill Sims
Why Mommy Drinks: The Diary of an Exhausted Mom
Katherine Arden
The Girl in The Tower (Winternight #2)
Bob Dylan
The Nobel Lecture
P. C. Cast
Sun Warrior (Tales of a New World)
Trade Paperback
Joseph Stiglitz
The Euro: And its Threat to the Future of Europe

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